I started making the girls each a scarf sometime last summer. Even though these knit scarves are really quick and easy they took me awhile to get to finishing them with everything happening in 2016. It was a good year but man-alive it was packed with crazy events! I’m glad these are finished and can now be wrapped around my sweet little ones necks with the cold weather really setting in here in Pittsburgh.
There are three different ways to make this large pom scarf. The first is a garter stitch pattern (knit every row) that is the perfect beginner mindless knitting pattern. Pop on netflix (hello Gilmore Girls!) and whip up a few of these as gifts.
Don’t forget to check out my youtube tutorial if you still need to learn to knit! I promise, you can do this!!
The second large pom scarf pattern is also super simple, alternating knit and purl stitches for a “seed stitch” large pom scarf. This pattern produces a really lovely texture and is one of my favorites. It’s slightly less mindless, though, since you need to keep track of whether you need to purl or knit next. Definitely try this one!
And the last is a classic little knit scarf, alternating rows of knit stitch and purl stitch. This gives the scarf that classic “knit” look with little v’s in the stitches. I made this scarf into a smaller cowl for Sally, less bulky but still really cute wrapped around her neck! Remember to check out my beginner knitting videos if you need help with the basics! It’s a great place to start if you are still learning but wanting to make things in time for Christmas!
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Garter Stitch Large Pom Pom Scarf:
Knit every row using two full balls of yarn for a nice long scarf or end whenever you like the length. Cast off. Make Pom Poms. Attach to scarf by threading tails of pom poms though the end of the scarf then knotting the tails, being careful to pull tightly. Pulling tight will ensure the end of the scarf “cinches” into the pom pom.
Seed Stitch Large Pom Pom Scarf:
Knit the first stitch, purl the second stitch and repeat until end of row ending with a purl stitch. For the next row do the exact same thing (you’ll be knitting the purls and purling the knits). Use two full skeins of yarn for a nice long scarf. Make pom poms and use tails to thread through end of scarf and cinch tightly. Trim ends of pom pom tail yarn to blend into the pom pom.
Knit Large Pom Pom Cowl Scarf:
Knit the first row, purl the second row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 for entire scarf. At The end of this scarf I bound off all the stitches EXCEPT for the last 4. I kept knitting these four stitching in-pattern to make a little tab. I knit this tab 5″ long then bound off. Sew the tab onto the other side (of the same side) of the scarf. I hope that makes sense- you are making a little loop to pull the pom pom through (from the other end of the cow.). I made this one about 21″ long and it fits around Sally and Gracie’s neck perfectly. You could iron this with steam to help it not curl but I sort of like how it rolls in on itself into a sweet little round. It looks adorable with Sally’s coat!